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Noun1.Hayastan - a landlocked republic in southwestern AsiaHayastan - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
3rd October Organization, Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, ASALA, Orly Group - a militant Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization formed in 1975 to force Turkey to acknowledge killing more than a million Armenians and forcibly removing them from border areas in 1915; wants Turkey to pay reparations and cede territory to Armenia; "ASALA bombing at Orly Airport in Paris in 1983 killed 8 and wounded 55 people"
Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, Armenian Church - an independent Christian church established in Armenia since 300; was influenced by both Roman and Byzantine traditions
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Transcaucasia - a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
capital of Armenia, Erivan, Jerevan, Yerevan - capital of Armenia
Aras, Araxes - a river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes
Armenian - a native or inhabitant of Armenia
References in periodicals archive ?
Today, I am proudly announcing the birth of Virtual Hayastan (Virtual Armenia) in order to unite each Armenian and give every one of them the opportunity to voice their opinions, regardless of their geographic location.
Erevan: Haygagan SSR Gidoutiwneri Agatemiai Hradaragchoutiwn, 1959); Henri Francois Tournebize, Hayastan ev Hay Ekeghetsagan Patmutiwn [Armenia and Armenian Ecclesiastical History] (Venice: San Lazarus, 1930).